Different Adapter Name in Device Manager for Certain Intel® Wireless Gigabit Adapters

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10/09/2017

The following Intel® Wireless Adapters are Intel® WiGig, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth® technology combination modules:

  • Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18265
  • Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260
  • Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 17265

Each component appears under the Windows Device Manager as an individual device and requires their own driver to be functional.
On a system with the Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260 and corresponding drivers installed for each component, they appear in the Device Manager as follows: 

Windows device manager example image


The displayed name under the Windows Device Manager for each component:

Component WiGig Wi-Fi Bluetooth
Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18265 Intel® Wireless Gigabit 18265 Device Driver Intel® Dual-Band Wireless-AC 8265 Intel® Wireless Bluetooth
Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260 Intel® Wireless Gigabit 18260 Device Driver Intel® Dual-Band Wireless-AC 8260 Intel® Wireless Bluetooth
Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 17265 Intel® Wireless Gigabit 17265 Device Driver Intel® Dual-Band Wireless-AC 7265 Intel® Wireless Bluetooth


You may download the latest software and driver for:

 
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